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Femi Fani-Kayode Tenders Unreserved Apology After Abusing Journalist

Posted by Thandiubani on Wed 26th Aug, 2020 - tori.ng

Following media outrage, Femi Fani-Kayode has tendered an apology to a journalist he insulted.

 Femi Fani-Kayode
Femi Fani-Kayode
 
Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of Aviation and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party has tendered an apology to a journalist he insulted on national television.
 
Recall that FKK was yesterday lambasted by Nigerians after a video of him talking down on a DailyTrust journalist over a simple question he asked him.
 
Nigerians lambasted the politician, wondering how the journalist was wrong on a simple question that demanded a simple answer.
 
FKK while apologizing, wrote:
 
"I met with my advisors till late last night and I wish to say the following. I hereby withdraw the word "stupid" which I used in my encounter with a journalist in Calabar. 
 
I have many friends in the media who I offended by losing my cool and using such words. I hereby express my regrets for doing so.
 
I do however wish to state categorically that no threat of physical harm was ever made to the journalist in question and neither did I send anyone to threaten him.
 
Anyone that says otherwise is lying and I challenge them to bring the proof.
 
I would never seek to physically harm a journalist. For the last 30 years I have defended and worked with journalists and fought for the right of freedom of expression. 
 
I am  also very close to many in that profession. I would be the last to seek to disparage those that are honorable and noble within its ranks. 
 
I hope that this will assuage the pain and anger of anyone that was hurt or offended by this ugly episode. I have now put this matter behind me and moved on.
 
Now my tour of the South continues. Moving to yet another state today!"

I met with my advisors till late last night and I wish to say the following. I hereby withdraw the word "stupid" which I...

Posted by Femi Fani-Kayode on Wednesday, August 26, 2020


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